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Saturday
21
APR

French Film Screening

13:00
15:00
Troy Public Library
Event organized by Troy Public Library

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Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, April 21st at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2017-18 film series with the screening of “Monsieur Lazhar.”
Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment. Adapted from Evelyne de la Cheneliere's play, Bachir Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death. (French with English subtitles. Running time 1hr 30 minutes, PG-13)